All you need is a pot and 15 minutes to make deliciously nutty brown butter. After that, the possibilities are endless. From cookies to mashed potatoes, everything is better with browned butter!
Brown butter recipe
Yields about 1 cup
- 1 cup butter
Chop the butter and place in a saucepot
Turn the heat to medium and let the butter melt.
Once the butter is completely melted, start whisking. After 5 minutes (on an electric stove), it will look like the picture below, still very “yellow.”
Look for foam
Around minute 7, the butter will start to foam. This is completely normal, keep whisking!
Color changing begins
After about 5 more minutes (around minute 12), the color will start to deepen to more “golden” yellow. It’s not done yet, but this is your sign to watch carefully. Continue whisking.
By minute 15, you should have brown butter. You want the butter to look like the picture below. Once it turns this color, remove it from the heat immediately otherwise it will burn quickly and black flecks will start to develop. At this point, you can use the butter or store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for future use.